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Documentaries and Books about Emigration and ecc

Postby codenathan » 29 Oct 2008, 19:20

Hi I've a question, could you give me any books and documentaries titles about italian emigration and italians in America?

Italian or english

thanks
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Re: Documentaries and Books about Emigration and ecc

Postby ricbru » 29 Oct 2008, 21:39

Andrea, tu puoi trovare libri e documentari in inglese, relativamente all'emigrazione italiana e non negli USA su www.amazon.com
Spero di esserti stato di aiuto ciao Riccardo
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Re: Documentaries and Books about Emigration and ecc

Postby Biff83 » 05 Nov 2008, 15:54

I suggest that you read Jerre Mangione and Ben Morreale's La Storia: Five Centuries of the Italian American Experience. Although it covers a large time period, the book's heart and soul are the chapters detailing why so many Italians departed their homes, the conditions they found here, and how they so nobly overcame them. It's my grandparents' and great grandparents' magnificent story; a story of love, courage, sacrifice, hard work, values, faith, family and friends. And it's our story and we must never forget it nor let our children and grandchildren forget it.

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Re: Documentaries and Books about Emigration and ecc

Postby maestra36 » 29 Mar 2010, 23:26

Other books are:

The Story of Italian Immigration: Passage to Liberty and the Rebirth of America by A Kenneth Ciongoli and Jay Parini.

Italian Americans: The Immigrant Experience by Morreale and Cariola.

For Italian ancestors in NYC: The Madonna of 115th Street by Robert A Orsi.
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Re: Documentaries and Books about Emigration and ecc

Postby Tessa78 » 30 Mar 2010, 01:02

May I also suggest:

The Urban Villagers (Group and class in the life of Italian-Americans) by Herbert J. Gans

Immigrants in the Lands of Promise (Italians in Buenos Aires and New York City, 1870 to 1914) by Samuel L. Bailey

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Re: Documentaries and Books about Emigration and ecc

Postby PeterTimber » 31 Mar 2010, 14:19

Andrea there are 8,900 plus subjects found in the www.librarything.com/search_subjects.ph ... h+subjects which cover all subjects relating to Italy and beyond!!!!!! Just reading the subject listings is eye opening and seductive and complex. =Peter=
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Re: Documentaries and Books about Emigration and ecc

Postby maestra36 » 31 Mar 2010, 15:52

Also interesting, but in Italian, is the movie produced in 2007 called Golden Door. Although not a documentary, it really gives you a sense about what it was like for our ancestors to leave some of their Italian towns. The person in the movie emigrated from rural Sicily.
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Re: Documentaries and Books about Emigration and ecc

Postby PeterTimber » 31 Mar 2010, 19:44

I too saw the film on two occasions and unfortunately it was not popularized by the liberal press as a must see movie since it reflected poorly upon the illegal aliens arriving currently, illegally and arrogantly into the USA with demands no less!! =Peter=
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Re: Documentaries and Books about Emigration and ecc

Postby aliza24 » 08 Apr 2010, 15:38

I just stared reading a book called "Son of Italy" by Pascal D'Angelo.

I like this one because it's a personal story- very autobiographical. You get a first-hand account of one man's experience vs. just an overall general account.

I got a lot of insight into the kinds of problems that they faced back in Italy, what the journey was like, etc.

I don't know if this is the kind of thing you're looking for- but I'm really enjoying the book.
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Re: Documentaries and Books about Emigration and ecc

Postby aliza24 » 08 Apr 2010, 15:42

PS- As it turns out P. D'Angelo is from a town very close to where some of my people are from (he was from Introdaqua in Abruzzo). This book gives me a taste of what my people may have experienced - like you can go back in time and walk in their **SPAM**.
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